Location: Fairfield, CA 94535
Years of Operation: 1943-Present
Travis Air Force Base opened during World War II as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base. The base served many functions during the war, becoming a medical center, airlift facility, logistics hub, and passenger terminal. Military personnel on the site continued to support weather, fighter, bomber, and airlift operations for wars, humanitarian efforts, and more throughout the 20th century. They were also involved in aeromedical evacuation and aerial refueling.
Travis Air Force Base is currently home to the 60th Operations Group, 60th Maintenance Group, 60th Mission Support Group, and 60th Medical Group.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Damage to the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system; irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, nausea, loss of coordination|
Evidence of VOCs causing cancer in animals; some suspected to cause cancer in humans (source)
|Petroleum||Nervous system effects, respiratory irritation, coma, death (source)|
|Metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)||Cause reproductive issues and birth defects in mice; shown to cause skin and immunity issues in animals|
If you worked or were stationed at Travis Air Force Base, and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.